A new report summarizes the contents of an event entitled "NIA Masterclass & Workshop: REACH for Nanomaterials", held in London on May 9, 2007. The event discussed the implications of the new European law on chemicals - REACH - for nanomaterials.
Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a hallmark effect triggered by effective anticancer drugs. Now, researchers have developed a biocompatible, fluorescent nanoparticle that could provide an early sign that apoptosis is occurring as a result of anticancer therapy.
An initiative to develop a "Responsible NanoCode" for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal Society, Insight Investment, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network today.
Wake Forest University has launched two startup companies, FiberCell and PlexiLight, to turn breakthrough technologies developed at the university‚??s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials into products for the commercial marketplace.
Scientists have succeeded in observing a quantum state that represents a pure superposition of atoms and molecules. Instead of being either two single atoms or two-atomic bound molecules the pairs oscillate between both states.
In order to promote safe and responsible nanotechnology research and pave the way to its safe and responsible application and use, the European Commission is planning to adopt a voluntary Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research.